How I Use It
I do genius hour on Fridays where the students get to pick their own projects. Some students are creating their own video games. I think this program would be good for an after school program. The students learn from it, but it is hard to qualify what they are learning or tie it to any standards!
Gamestar Mechanic does teach the students the basics of game creation. It is great for teaching problem solving. However, the kids have to play the game for an hour or more before they can earn the tools to begin building their own games.